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Rod's Steak and Seafood Grille, Convent Station, NJ

Rod's Steak and Seafood Grille

4.4
4.4
2633 Reviews
$31 to $50
Steak
Welcome to New Jersey's Legendary Steak House

Rod's Steak & Seafood Grille, an area landmark and winner of New Jersey Monthly's 'Best Steakhouse' award, offers dinner daily.

The restaurant's design of rich wood paneling and highly polished brass, lends a classic elegance to the sophisticated atmosphere. For an intimate and unique experience, dinner aboard the private Parlour Cars is sure to be remembered. Formerly the private domain of the rich and famous, these beautifully refurbished, turn of the century railway cars are exquisitely complimented by the cuisine of Rod's esteemed Executive Chef.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 23 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Steak, Seafood
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (973) 539-6666
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Catering
    With over 60 years experience, The Madison Hotel sets the standard for personalized service, creating flawless events with attention to the smallest detail. From gala weddings and bar/bat mitzvahs to perfectly orchestrated corporate events, our team of catering professionals expertly produce memorable occasions worthy of a New Jersey landmark.
  • Private party facilities
    For memorable private dining and parties from 10 to 30 guests, you'll rave about Rod's Steak & Seafood Grille's perfect atmosphere while your guests will appreciate a most unique venue and culinary experience not found anywhere else in the region.
  • Private party contact
    Caitlin Keller: (973) 539-6666
  • Neighborhood
    Morristown
  • Cross street
    Madison Avenue
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Public transit
    New Jersey Transit Trains and Bus at our doorstep.<br />Convent Station New Jersey
  • Entertainment
    Check with restaurant or website for the entertainment schedule
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Tea Time

    Jun 8, 2024 only
    Join us for a delightful Afternoon Tea experience, featuring a tempting array of handmade tea sandwiches, delectable desserts, freshly baked scones, and a selection of exquisite teas. We invite you to indulge in a leisurely afternoon filled with exquisite flavors and charming company. June 8th at 12pm to 1:30pm.
    Tea Time Photo

What 2,633 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Morris

    Hot spot

  • Morris

    Great for fine wines

  • Morris

    Romantic

  • Morris

    Good for special occasions

  • Morris

    Most Booked

2,633 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We always look forward to dining at Rod's. Neither the service nor the food ever disappoints. Generous serving sizes, interesting specials, and an attentive & well informed staff make for a most pleasant meal. I would not hesitate to recommend Rod's to anyone who enjoys a good steak!

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  2. DCDINES

    Naples

    102 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    102 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent steaks and sliced tenderloin. Service was attentive.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Key West

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Over all it was a nice place to dine. However for their beef being dry aged, none of us could tell and we love dry aged beef. The server didn't upsell anything, nor did he try when we absently forgot to order sides. And honestly for the price they could throw a few veggies on the plate, and the server didn't bother to even try and upsell us. Other things that we noted we tables we stripped bare and left undressed, which I'm sorry should never happen in an upscale facility, and then when they were dressed there was no care given and the table clothes were uneven by drastic measures and gave an unkept uncaring attitude. I can be somewhat forgiving because it was Mother's Day, but in the same breath I can't let it go, because I have a 30 year background in fine dining.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had dinner with a friend before a show at MPAC and had a great time enjoying our split appetizer and cocktails. Dinner of scallops and salmon were cooked expertly and tasted great. Wine with dinner added a lot to the meal. However I lost track of time and needed to get the attention of staff to pay the bill and get to the show on time. The attentiveness was perfect, the bill was paid in minutes- I was super impressed.

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  5. PatriciaJ

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We frequently go to Rod's to celebrate our events. The service is always attentive but not intrusive and the food is well-prepared and delicious.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It’s great, food, drinks, service. Five stars.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding food. The staff was so friendly and cared about your experience. 10/10 would recommend.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great foods & services! Love the atmosphere as the place is so cozy

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was excellent all very attentive. Food was delicious. I thought the menu was a little limited, but again everything was delicious. Wine selection was outstanding. Ambiance inviting.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Was in the Rail car. There was concern when we sat down but it was unfounded. We actually had a more intimate dinner than we usually experience from the high end steak houses. Meal and service great.

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  11. DebbieY

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Love dinner in the railroad cars. Food always great.

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  12. NYCG

    New York City

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Kitchen and wait staff were overwhelmed. Very pleasant server but meal took a very long time and was somewhat pricy for the quality.

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  13. JoeH

    New York City

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Rod's has a very nice vibe to it. I think that they are purposefully trying to stay old school in their look. The service was attentive without being intrusive. All 4 of us ordered a seafood dish as an entree and there were no complaints afterwards. The portion sizes were generous without being ridiculous. Hope to go back to Rod's soon for a special occasion.

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  14. Flightygirl

    New York City

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Happy the date but bread is back and the steak was top shelf

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  15. tammy

    Denver

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very disappointed with the cleanliness of the plates, silverware, and glassware.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Overall great experience. Server was very attentive and valet attendant was excellent. We will be back.

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  17. gboruk

    New York City

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Good was great except that the lobster in the surf and turf was overcooked.

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  18. JacquiG

    Indiana

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service and the people are excellent. However the food lacks flavor.

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  19. LeAC

    New York City

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our first time visiting, and we will definitely return everything about the place was great highly recommend

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  20. JosephL

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service, serving time between courses well paced. Food was well prepared and nicely presented. Best compliment: our visits are frequent and the quality of food and service is consistent. Add the great ambiance for a total positive, enjoyable experience.

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  21. WalJennBen

    New York City

    12 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    we were sat at table in middle of back part of restaurant sandwiched between two tables. the one next to us had 4 people, then 6 and then 8 taking up a lot of space. loud, older entitled d-bag types. we ordered and waitress said they ran out of prime rib. my steak and wife’s swordfish both came undercooked and blackened. just not the best experience. the manager comped some food and a few drinks but damage was done. Friday night at Rod’s ain’t what it used to be.

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  22. AnnaM

    New York City

    37 reviews

    1.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Terrible. We were seated promptly at 7:15 pm per our reservation & walked out without eating at 8 pm. So to explain: Starting with our waiter, who came over, apologized for the wait, and announced he was “was, frankly, overwhelmed”…. then took our water order (tap), which someone else brought over. We watched as he waited on tables around us (some of which were seated after us) before coming for our drink order. This included a lengthy personal conversation he had with the table behind us. Time passes….and he takes our dinner order. Oysters appetizer & prime rib for each of us. Note: We went to Rod’s specifically on Friday when they offer prime rib. And then… Another gentleman in a suit arrived at our table to say they are out of prime rib (because they are updating their inventory system….) and what would we like to order instead…. My husband and I looked at each other, said we’d pay for the drinks and would be leaving. We have eaten here several times over the years and have had both good and bad experiences. This was the worst. With so many good restaurants in the area, we won’t be going back to Rod’s.

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  23. McH2016

    New York City

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Overall excellent experience. Had not been there for years but celebrated a birthday dinner last night. Food was delicious. Cocktails were really good and the service was excellent. Desert was a little lackluster but only bc the appetizers and main meal were so fantastic.

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  24. JosephF

    New York City

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service, great food and well priced. Solid cocktails and enjoyable bar scene. Rod’s is a great local establishment !

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    New Jersey

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food quality and excellent service. An overall positive experience all round.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was fantastic, can’t find a single complaint about the meal. Drinks were perfect as well! We sat at an awesome table on the second floor that was comfortable and felt private enough. Really great experience

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    New Jersey

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 1, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    The boisterous woman at the bar echoed throughout the restaurant making it difficult to hear our own conversations. Our food was mediocre at best. Steak was dry, potatoes were cold, broccoli tasted like spinach. . Overall, I would not recommend and was disappointed

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Top notch service….. food cooked to perfection! Drinks made to order…. Will be back often… wonderful spot for romantic dinners

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  29. FoodLover

    New York City

    33 reviews

    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Been to Rod's so many times. Still one of my favorite restaurants. Thankfully, the night before Easter they were not really busy. Food was excellent as usual. There seemed to be shortage of waiters, so sometimes we had to wait to flag one down. Really enjoyed the Filet Mignon w/Lobster Tail and the Crab & Shrimp appetizer.

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  30. jdnj

    New York City

    120 reviews

    4.0

    120 reviews

    Dined on March 21, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food and service were very good. It has been a while since we dined here. Always consistent and enjoyable.

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  31. JeremieF

    New York City

    15 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Was not happy with my experience here at all . It was my fiancé and I anniversary so we wanted to eat here for our celebration. Had a 830 reservation was seated at 840 ( no problem) . Sat down and asked for the cocktail menu but didn’t have a waiter until 20 min later . Finally received the cocktail menu ordered 2 drinks and received the drinks after 10 min which was fine . Didn’t order appetizers because 8/10 were shellfish so ordered the main course . We didn’t receive our main course until 40 min later and the waiter didn’t even acknowledge us . The fire Alarm went off for over 35 min . We couldn’t hear each other the during this time . We get a headache after that loud noise then the food finally comes . The steak was chewy and not good, the Mac and cheese tasted as if it was in a box the cream spinach and asparagus were good . After receiving the check for waiting this long and having an alarm blaring in our ear most of the night we would expect something to be taking off but no nothing . It was a horrible experience and won’t go back here again .

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  32. DanM

    Sacramento

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    Fire alarm was going off during our entire meal (1+ hours) and we hardly received any direction on what was going on, and with mixed stories on the issue. We’ve had great experiences here in the past, but this time the service was also sub par for the type of restaurant this is. The restaurant hardly compensated for the inconvenience of the fire alarm literally going off during our entire meal, making it miserable to sit through.

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  33. MARJATTAD

    New York City

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good service even though a full house and too few servers. Will come again.

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  34. jenniferh

    New Jersey

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful dinner with our family to celebrate my husband’s birthday. Recommend for a cozy old world feeling with great food and drinks!

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  35. PAP1

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a 7:30 reservation and didn't get seated until 8 pm. Ten or 15 minutes seems reasonable but not 30. No one even offered a drink or anything for making us wait. Expected more.

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  36. lvCbad

    San Diego

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Tonight five of us from 27-76 were there to celebrate a 30th birthday.. It’s such rare a pleasure to enjoy fine dining in a very comfortable classic restaurant that you can actually have a conversation. Lovely soft background music with attentive service. We all enjoyed sharing two large shrimp cocktails and a bottle of wine. We each had different salads and entrees that were excellent. The perfect ending was four different desserts we all shared. We all had such a relaxing evening that we were there for quite some time and never felt rushed. We were in the main dining room but the charming rail car is very special. Happy memories of Rods at my parents 25 Anniversary Party over 50 years ago and stayed in the Madison Hotel that is attached for my 40 and 45th reunions. My relative remember going to a Halloween Party years ago. So many happy lasting memories are made at Rods. Thank you!

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  37. Caitlin

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful restaurant and great food, we were here for a 70th birthday celebration. However the service was S-L-O-W. We had a toddler who does really well in restaurants, but the overall service was close to 2 hours. While her food came out fast, it was brought out before the adults even ordered their meal, which meant she was done eating before our appetizers even arrived and got restless.

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  38. LoriP

    New York City

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The staff is always so lovely here. The menu selection has a little something for everyone and the food is excellent.

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  39. A11111111111111111111111

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service, 2nd floor seating is enjoyable. Caesar salad and steak were excellent.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    90 reviews

    5.0

    90 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was great as always. However the service was bad very slow. It took our waiter 20 minutes to get us a bottle of wine. Never came to check on us food was cold. I was very surprised, prior to last night I never had a bad experience.

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FAQs

Rod's Steak and Seafood Grille offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (973) 539-6666.

Rod's Steak and Seafood Grille is rated 4.4 stars by 2633 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 23 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Rod's Steak and Seafood Grille

1 Convent Road, Convent Station, NJ 7960

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Madison Avenue
  • Neighborhood
    Morristown
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Steak, Seafood
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Public transit
    New Jersey Transit Trains and Bus at our doorstep.Convent Station New Jersey
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Entertainment
    Check with restaurant or website for the entertainment schedule
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (973) 539-6666
  • Catering
    With over 60 years experience, The Madison Hotel sets the standard for personalized service, creating flawless events with attention to the smallest detail. From gala weddings and bar/bat mitzvahs to perfectly orchestrated corporate events, our team of catering professionals expertly produce memorable occasions worthy of a New Jersey landmark.
  • Private party facilities
    For memorable private dining and parties from 10 to 30 guests, you'll rave about Rod's Steak & Seafood Grille's perfect atmosphere while your guests will appreciate a most unique venue and culinary experience not found anywhere else in the region.
  • Private party contact
    Caitlin Keller: (973) 539-6666
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